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onyx'girl 04-29-2014 09:47 PM

vet accused of keeping dog alive for blood donor

Fort Worth vet accused of keeping dog alive for blood transfusions | Local News | News f...
FORT WORTH — Authorities raided a popular veterinary clinic Tuesday morning after a woman said that a dog she took in to be euthanized was being kept alive and used for blood transfusions.

Fort Worth police and officers from the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners spent several hours at the Camp Bowie Animal Clinic at 5709 Lovell Ave., in west Fort Worth. Two dogs were seized by animal control officers, authorities said.

Lou Tierce, a long-time Fort Worth veterinarian, is accused of deceiving Jamie and Marian Harris of Aledo into believing that their 5-year-old Leonberger named Sid was euthanized last fall because of a degenerative spinal condition.

In fact, Sid was being “bled” for plasma and other experimental treatments, Marian Harris said.

Read more here: Fort Worth vet accused of keeping dog alive for blood transfusions | Local News | News f...

Courtney 04-29-2014 09:53 PM

No no no.....

I'm at a loss of words over this one. My gosh....

gsdsar 04-29-2014 09:56 PM

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Horrified is to nice a word for this. I am in shock. Just disgusting.

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Stosh 04-29-2014 09:59 PM

Wish I hadn't seen those photos. Poor Sid, you deserve better

onyx'girl 04-29-2014 10:01 PM

Reading the article,Sid wasn't the only one.

kjdreyer 04-29-2014 10:06 PM

Wow, that is beyond sickening. I hope if this is true, the city of FW indeed finds that a "law was broken".

Msmaria 04-29-2014 10:10 PM

Truly sad. The police would be there for a murder investigation if I ever found out that my vet lied to me like that and kept my dog alive in a cage for 6 months.

Colie CVT 04-29-2014 10:20 PM

Wow. That... There are ways to get animals for donations. There are blood banks out there that have animals who are specifically for that program. Blood donors need to be screened for illnesses and need to have the right universal donor antigens. Just... ugh. You get a few freebies for dogs who have never had transfusions or puppies before but that is pushing it. The fact that they paid for services not rendered could potentially be a legal thing there. Keeping pets that were not signed over to you if they are in a state where animals are considered property could potentially help. As property that is legally yours you could make a case out of.

Ugh. Just... so not cool. We have in house donors where I work and there's a vet in town who runs a blood bank with community animals who live with their owners, and only donate for two years, getting a credit for services out of it. My golden and my male kitty both are blood donors where I work and if it caused either of them stress I would not continue doing it, but they are both happy and healthy. :/

ken k 04-29-2014 10:46 PM

dr. Frankenstein I presume

GatorBytes 04-29-2014 11:01 PM

Six months later, on April 21, Harris said she was “shocked” when she got a call from a former veterinary technician at the clinic, telling her that Sid was still alive. The employee told Harris that she quit that day because she could no longer work in a clinic where the animals were mistreated.
The employee told Harris that Sid spent almost 24 hours a day in a cage, littered with his own feces and urine, and that he had been injured by another employee. Jamie and Marian Harris described how they drove to the clinic and while two friends guarded the front and back doors as her husband distracted the receptionist, Harris went to the back, found Sid in a cage and rescued him.

Sick, those poor people, and all the others now who will have their doubts once they get word. Almost better not to know.

Sounds mad scientist too....who knows what they were doing to these pets

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